#WhyIBlog Intervista a Euan Semple

Ho conosciuto Euan durante tre edizioni or sono di State of The Net a Trieste. Non potevo non intervistarlo.

Anche solo per il fatto di usare Squarespace come piattaforma per il suo blog.

Trovate tutte le altre puntate qui.

Present yourself. Name, Job, URL and platform used.

My name is Euan Semple. I am an author, speaker and consultant on the social web for business. My blog is at http://euansemple.com/theobvious/ and I use Squarespace to write it. 

Why do you blog?

I have always liked David Weinberger's description of blogging as "writing ourselves into existence". I have been doing it for so long now that it almost feels biological. Ideas flow in and out of my head and into my network being amplified in the process. I now would find it hard to imagine life without it. 

What does it mean to open a blog in 2014?

Hard for me to say given that I opened mine in 2001! I guess it is harder now. It was a much smaller online world back then and much easier for us to get to know each other. I am still good friends with the network I discovered way back then. But I do think that the opportunity to build relationships through your blog is still there.

Did it help you to develop your job and your network?

It allowed me to leave my job at the BBC and changed my life. I love what I do now and the fact that I get to work with really nice, really smart people all around the world. This wouldn't have happened without my blog. 

One blog my readers shouldn't miss?

Brian Pickings http://www.brainpickings.org/